The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) present a solo exhibition by Gregory Halpern, the fourth laureate of Immersion, a French-American Photography Commission:
Gregory Halpern (b. 1977 in Buffalo, NY, USA) is the fourth laureate of Immersion, a French-American Photography Commission. Launched in 2014 by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Immersion celebrates the work of contemporary photographers through residencies, exhibitions and publications.
As part of a three-year partnership with the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Immersion invites each laureate to present a solo exhibition at the outcome of his or her residency, at both of these institutions.
The exhibitions are accompanied by a bilingual photobook in English and French.
From September 8 to October 18, 2020 at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, and in 2022 at SFMOMA, Gregory Halpern’s exhibition “Soleil cou coupé” (“Let the Sun Beheaded Be”) presents an ensemble of photographs taken during his 2019 residency in Guadeloupe.
Guided by his personal curiosity, the island’s rich diversity and its vernacular culture, Halpern’s images embrace and develop the “Caribbean Surrealism” of Martinican writer Aimé Césaire (1913-2008), from whose work the exhibition’s title is borrowed.
“Soleil cou coupé”
September 8 to October 18, 2020
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris (France)
Curator: Clément Chéroux in collaboration with Agnès Sire
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
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